voter registration records
Records of registered voters are kept on a county level, usually in a Voter Registrar's Office, sometimes called an Elections Office.
In California, copies of the voter registration records also are kept at the California Secretary of State's Office.
The information on a voter includes the person's home address, political party affiliation, date of birth and sometimes a phone number.
However, much of the personal information, such as home addresses and phone numbers, is not open to the general public because of privacy cconcerns. In California, a reporter can get access to the restricted information if you can demonstrate you need it for "journalistic purposes."
To see what information a person is asked to provide when registering to vote, check the National Voter Registration Card at the California Secretary of State's website (scroll down and select Print a blank voter registration form to complete by hand). Exactly what information is required from a voter varies from state to state.
See also the League of Women Voters of California Voter Registration page for more information.
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